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Special Edition Nike Tiempo VII “Black Platinum”

Tiempo Legend VII Featured

If you have been waiting for an updated version of the Nike Tiempo to arrive, it is almost here. This weekend, Nike treated us to an exclusive pair of their special edition Nike Tiempo Legend VII. Featuring a Black Platinum colorway, there are only 100 pairs of these boots worldwide, …

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What Has Puma Created With the evoPOWER Vigor 3D?

If you have experienced what the Puma evoPOWER Vigor 1 has on offer, you will know that they are pretty special. If the market was based on performance alone, they would sit very close to the top of the pile. Well, Puma is looking to make an additional statement with …

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What You Need To Know About the Ryal Dribbling

Ryal Dribbling soccer boots

Every now and again a company will make a pair of boots and they will make you think two things. Why? And then, if you’re a certifiable boot loon quickly follow that up with, you know what I kind of want to get a closer look at them, and see what …

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Up Close – The Turbocharged Laceless Ace17+ Purecontrol

adidas Purecontrol Turbocharge Pack featured

We are currently in this weird market stage where boots and new colorways are literally being released before the former version gets a chance to entertain pitches across the country. Take for example the adidas Ace17+ Purecontrol in this Turbocharge colorway. Does it not feel like it was just released? …

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CR7 Forged For Greatness, and The Superfly That Proved It!

Given his Champions League final performance at the weekend, it seems like a really good time to profile Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest signature boot. Chapter 4 in the CR7 storyline comes with the tag “Forged For Greatness” and celebrates the transformation years in Ronaldo’s career. Visually, it features a dynamic transition fade from …

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Up Close – “What The Mercurial” Superfly

What The Mercurial Box Boots and Bag

It is not often that we get to go back in time and revisit a super limited edition boot like the What The Mercurial with the boots actually in hand! Thanks to soccer.com, who sent them over as a special gift to commemorate the release of their newly updated website, we …

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Up Close – Nike Hypervenom Phantom “Motion Blur”

Hypervenom Phantom Motion Blur featured

Along with the release of the third generation Hypervenom series, Nike has changed the naming convention for the top tier boots. Rather than the collar version being Phantom and then the top tier ankle cut being the Hypervenom Phinish, they have simplified things and gone with Phantom DF and Phantom. As a …

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Up Close – “Revolution Pack” Tiempo Legend VI

What better way to celebrate Nike Air Max Day than with a pair of boots designed after one of the most iconic footwear releases of all time. Released as part of the Revolution Pack, these Tiempo Legend VI mimic the Air Max 1, originally released in 1987. That is a serious amount …

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Up Close – Mizuno Morelia Neo in Mazarine Blue

Blue Morelia Neo

When it comes to craftsmanship and innovation, they really don’t come better than the Mizuno Morelia Neo…..especially when “MIJ” is associated. “Made In Japan” basically means that the boots are handcrafted in Japan without stressing about how long it takes to piece them together. Each pair is placed and shaped on a last …

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Up Close – adidas Ace Tango 17+ Purecontrol IN

Ace17+ Tango Purecontrol featured

The adidas revolution continues to evolve as they take their laceless revolution off pitch and into the short-sided game with ACE Tango 17+ Purecontrol. Besides the fact that these look glorious – the Core Black/Solar Blue/Pink colorway is BOMB –  there is a lot of tech specs that make them worth …

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Up Close – Limited Collection X16+ Purechaos “Dragon Pack”

This season’s Champions League final is set to take place at the Principality Stadium in Wales in early June. As a way to celebrate that, adidas has released an inspired new Limited Collection boot range known as the “Dragon Pack”. The latest boot drop features design elements of a striking dragon print, combined with …

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Up Close – The “Traditional” adidas Copa17

Copa17 Black featured

In the Copa17, adidas has a pretty pitch perfect heir to the Copa Mundial throne. But, in order to truly create a modern, updated version you have to place the traditional colors on the boot. That is what adidas has done on the second Copa17 release, treating fans to a crisp Black …

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Up Close – adidas X16+ Purechaos “Red Limit”

X16+ Purechaos Red Limit

Taking a step back real quick, we picked up a pair of adidas X16+ Purechaos that were released as part of the highly rated Red Limit collection a few months back. Since the collection is still available, I wanted to update with some details on how tey perform and what …

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Up Close – Puma evoSPEED SL II K “Whiteout”

Whiteout evoSPEED SL K

Weighing in at 5.2oz, the Puma evoSPEED SL II K is the lightest ever k-leather game boot released to market. You have got to appreciate Puma’s willingness to push boundaries with evolutionary style designs and tech specs. Built on the same principles as the mainstay evoSPEED silos, a minimalist, extremely …

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